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  • 2-layer nylon/polyester fabric makes this breathable REI Elements®-rated shell waterproof and windproof to 60+ mph
  • All seams are sealed for complete protection
  • Adjustable hood can be zipped off when it's not needed
  • 2-way front zipper with stormflaps offers a versatile fit
  • Removable belt has a buckle adjustment and 3 bonded belt loops to hold it in place
  • Bonded cuff tabs with buckles and hook-and-loop adjustments
  • Bonded flaps cover 2 drop-in pockets and 2 zip hand pockets
  • Interior zip pocket includes a cord port
  • The women's REI La Selva Jacket has a classic fit


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Best Use Casual
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Elements 2-layer waterproof breathable laminate
Hood Yes
Back Length Thigh-length
Gender Women's

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Sizing notes

Some women's pants are available in petite and tall sizes. Typically petite sizes fit women 4'11" to 5'3". Regular sizes fit women 5'4" to 5'8". Tall sizes fit women 5'9" to 5'11". PETITE: Generally, as compared to regular sizes, petite sizes are 2.5 inches shorter in inseam and ¾ inch shorter in total rise. TALL: tall sizes are 3 inches longer in inseam and 1 inch longer in total rise.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment! I cannot say enough good things about this coat! I am 5', 120lbs and the xsmall fits perfectly. At my size its hard to find things that fit properly but this jacket does. I am from Southern California and recently moved to the Caribbean, where we have a wet/hurricane season. I have had this jacket for 1 year and it has held up amazingly. Through the strong winds and heavy rain that seems to fall diagonally I am able to keep bone dry! W/ the detachable hood I can turn this into a fashionable trench coat. If you are looking for a practical jacket that can withstand real rain and transition easily into city life then this is it!
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for Dog Walkers Needed a water repellant coat for year round dog walking in DC area. Have used it as top layer in snow and ice conditions; and alone in summer. In summer rain, the lining makes my skin a little clammy, but this coat keeps me dry. Long tie belt is nice. I like the hood and especially the little adjustable bill over the eyes, so I stopped using an umbrella. It's hard to handle several dogs, leashes, dog bags, and an umbrella simultaneously. Pets who get mud on me from jumping - mud washes right off. Also washes well. Coat is perfect solution for me. Lovely grey color. I purchased a bottle of REI water repellant stuff for use in laundry to keep this coat water repellant for years.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live without this jacket I bought an older version of this jacket about 5 years ago. I was frequently overheard saying that it was my favorite item of clothing that I owned. And I wasn't kidding. When it disappeared this spring, I panicked. Thank goodness REI has this new one. This jacket is stylish (I tie the belt) and waterproof. The best part is the hood -- that hangs OVER your face and protects from the rain. I am a very petite woman, so perhaps this jacket fits small, so plan accordingly. Fabric is nice and not too 'crunchy" or loud like many other rain products. My universe is good again... now that I have my La Selva rain jacket!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and stylish! This jacket is perfect for wet conditions where it's not too cold. I often wore it to the beach on cold, wet mornings to photograph the dramatic skies and it kept me dry and seemed windproof as it claims. For colder weather, I layered it with an Icebreaker 360 gsm hoodie underneath, which made for a great combo. When wearing it around town, I consistently get compliments on it and many people are surprised when I tell them it came from REI! Can't recommend this jacket enough! For any fellow petite women out there, I am 4'10" and the XS fits very well length-wise. And since it has a belt, the waist is very adjustable, which is great!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome.... so far! I had my eye on this coat for about six months before I finally bought it. Based on other reviews I was worried that the sleeves might not be long enough. I am 5'6" and normally wear a S, and I have encountered this problem with other coats in the past. I ordered a S anyway, and am pleased to report that the sleeves are just long enough. The rest of the coat is true to size as well. I bought the grey color (porpoise) and must say it is much more flattering in person than online. I've only had the coat for a few weeks, so I can't speak to it's long-term durability or dryness in a down pour, but is has been perfect in light to medium rain so far!
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Coat! I looked online at this coat for over a year but hesitated to buy because of some reviews about sizing. I finally decided to give it a try anyway. I am so happy that I purchased it. It's a great looking coat ( usually don't like a belted coat but this one looks good) a perfect fit, washes well and the features are as stated. I've worn it several times during this very rainy spring and certainly is water proof. I'd like to pass on some info about fit. that may help someone else. I'm 5'7" and weigh 165. My bust is about 42". I normally wear a L but ordered an XL in case I wanted to layer for warmth. It looks tailored and fits well without layering and it still is a comfortable fit. with a fleece jacket underneath. So this coat is perfect!
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loved it until waterproofing wore off I used this jacket for less than a full season of wet weather in Seattle. It was a great jacket--good fit, length, etc--until it stopped being waterproof. I even thought that maybe it was only "water resistant" until I took it back to REI and realized it was actually supposed to be waterproof. What's worse is that there were a few other of the same jacket returned in the garage sale section for the same reasons. I also had wished this jacket was slightly warmer. It's definitely a shell, not a full jacket--maybe can stand alone in 50 degree weather at coldest. I was bummed, a few months ago, I would have given this 5 stars, but the lack of waterproof-ness is a big deal breaker. A raincoat shouldn't soak up water.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought for business travel I wanted a lightweight, packable rainproof jacket with a hood that was appropriate to wear over business clothes for travel. My other REI-purchased "hiking" jackets were too casual, and my longer waterproof jacket is too heavy to manage with carryon luggage. After reading the other reviews online, I went to the local store to try it on. I'm glad I did, because I had to get a large, even though I normally wear size 8 in everything (and even have a couple of size 6 jackets that fit in other brands). The medium never would have fit over a sweater or suit jacket, and the waist was almost empire height. So, this looks as if it will fit the bill well, but I'm glad I didn't order online or I would have been returning a Med. for a Lg.
Date published: 2014-03-13
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Does the hood stay on in wind?

Asked by: Debbie52
Yes, the hood can be adjusted to stay on your head in a wind.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

Would this be feasible as a rain jacket when walking the Camino de Santiago?  I will get a poncho but want a jacket that will work as a jacket llayer over merino layers when it is cokd (45F) as well as a rain jacket on my touring days and evenings without

Asked by: CamigaSuziW
This jacket is waterproof/breathable, so it should work fine for you.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

What is the waterproof-ness rating for this jacket? I am deciding between this and the Kuhl Konfluence rain jacket which lists waterproof-ness as 10k/10k. Thanks!

Asked by: Bham Mama
This jacket is breathable and fully waterproof. We understand that the Konfluence jacket has a waterproof and breathability rating, but there is no industry standard for testing those features, so we cannot provide a value for direct comparison.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-17

Does the hood have a cinch cord or any ability to tighten around the face against the wind?

Asked by: Maizey1
The hood is adjustable but it does not have a cinch to tighten around the face.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-07

How much does it weigh?

Asked by: sharroot
Based on a size medium, the jacket weighs 1 pound 8 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-17

The description mentions 2 layers. What is the 2nd (inside) layer made of? Is it similar to a lining?

Asked by: natagriff17
The lining is 100% nylon. The lining is free hanging.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-16

Why is the porpoise color not available in large size?

Asked by: kimber
The porpoise color in size large is currently out of stock, but it is backorderable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-28

Is it possible to order a replacement belt for this jacket? Mine's lost! :/

Asked by: LDG
We do not have a replacement belt for the La Selva Rain Jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28
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